Myers: Utley Was Same Guy In The Clubhouse Every Single Day
On Monday Night, Chase Utley returns to Citizens Bank Park for his first game since announcing that he will retire at the end of this season. Utley's career has been one of many accomplishments from being a major catalyst in the Phillies' 2008 World Series Championship along with a Six-time All-Star selection (2006-2010, 2014) and finishing in the top ten in National League MVP voting three times (2006, 2007, 2009). Currently, Chase Utley ranks top 20 in MLB history among Second Basemen in Doubles (16th - 410), Home Runs (7th - 259), Runs Batted In (17th - 1,025) and Wins Above Replacement (15th - 65.7).
Member of the 2008 Phillies World Series team, Brett Myers joined The Locker Room with Billy Schweim on Saturday and talked about Chase Utley:
"He is doing the same thing that I am enjoying doing right now. (My career ended) a little sooner than his did with being out of the game, but I couldn’t be happier right now because he wants to go be a father to his kids and I am enjoying that right now. The last time I went to spring training in Arizona with the Indians, my kids were crying when I left. That broke me up, so now I’m having fun with them - As far as Chase Utley is as a teammate and stuff like that, he came every day ready to play. It didn’t matter what day it was, he came every day, he was the same guy in the clubhouse every single day."
Checkout what Myers had to say about Cole Hamels, pitching at Citizens Bank Park, and his music career after Baseball